It was the sell-out success of 2020 – and now the immersive drive-in cinema experience Christmas City is returning to Manchester once again later this month.
With the festive season right around the corner and Christmas creeping up on on us quickly, the much-loved drive-in cinema and entertainment phenomenon that took 2020 by storm in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, is coming back to Greater Manchester this November.
Christmas City will take over a brand-new location at the Soccer Dome in Stretford from 26 November 2021 – 2 January 2022 to bring entertainment safely to visitors in their own cars from the biggest screen in the UK.
And tickets are now on sale.
Returning with what is being described as a “festive extravaganza”, Christmas City – hosted by Park N Party, the team also behind popular drive-in events SecretCity and ScareCity – is set to show a huge selection of outdoor Christmas cinema classics, including Home Alone, Elf, The Polar Express, and so many more.
But this is no ordinary drive-in cinema though.
Each ticket gives visitors the chance to journey through the immersive ‘Christmas Village’, with surprises, live actors, and Santa Claus himself there to greet you.
Christmas City is packed with goodies for a day filled with fun, so this year, you can wander through the magical candy cane forest, and take advantage of the many photo opportunities available with scenes from Elf and The Grinch, all before you wrap up your delightfully-festive day out with a Christmas classic displayed on a huge 150 sq m screen.
Visitors can choose between events that are suitable for families, or the strictly-for-adults alternative this Christmas.
Kids can post their letters to Santa in the dedicated Christmas post box and explore the North Pole from the safety of your car, all before you pitch up and watch screenings of favourites such as Home Alone, The Polar Express, Elf, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
But if you’re looking for a grown-up escape this Christmas, then this immersive cinema experience is also the perfect evening out without the kids – with screenings of films such as The Holiday, Bad Santa, Die Hard, and Love Actually.
There’s also set to be a fully-licensed bar and festive food vendors on site throughout the whole running of the event.
Tickets are priced at £45 per vehicle + VAT.
The full event schedule and the lineup of films can be found on the Park N Party website, and you can book your tickets here.
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A Horrible Histories Christmas-themed stage show is happening in Manchester this month
You can discover the story of how Christmas came to be what it is today in a new Horrible Histories stage show in Manchester later this month.
With the festive season officially upon us, temperatures dropping by the day, and Christmas soon to be here before we know it, parents and guardians who are keen to keep the kids entertained but still educated while schools are out can grab tickets to a special Christmas-themed Horrible Histories stage show.
Heading out on a UK tour and stopping off at The Bridgewater Hall here in Manchester in a couple of weeks time, the impressive stage show is described as a festive celebration in the most “wonderful, funny, and moving way you’ll ever see”.
For many of us, when we think of Christmas, the magic of family, joy, goodwill, presents, and more usually come to mind, but how about Oliver Cromwell? Or even Henry VIII?
When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young courageous boy to save the day – but can he rescue Christmas? From Victorian villains, to medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, you can join the Horrible Histories presents cast on a hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas.
You’ll be in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII ,and St Nicholas as they all join forces to save the festive season.
Horrible Histories Christmas is coming to The Bridgewater Hall on Tuesday 20 December at 11:30am.
You can go on a festive tour of the Coronation Street set this Christmas
One of TV’s most famous streets has had itself a festive makeover, and fans can hear the stories of Christmas past on a behind-the-scenes tours.
In case you missed it, the ever-popular Coronation Street: The Tourreturned back in March after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s been giving fans of the iconic Manchester-based soap – which has recently celebrated 60 years on air – the chance to discover the hidden world that lies behind the camera at the external sets at MediaCityUK in Salford once again.
The 90-minute tours let you follow in the footsteps of all your favourite characters, and give you the chance to walk around the famous sets of the Rovers Return, Roys Rolls, Underworld, The Kabin, and so much more.
Tour guides are also known for sharing secrets of the show as they take you round the set too.
But now, with the festive season officially upon us, and Christmas soon to be here before we know it, Coronation Street has been turned into “the ultimate festive experience” for the all new behind-the-scenes tour – Christmas on the Cobbles.
This is your chance to experience the nation’s most famous street like never before.
Organisers are encouraging fans of the iconic soap to wrap up warm as they head out on an expert tour Coronation Street “dressed in its finest festive grandeur” to hear stories of Christmas past and spread yuletide cheer.
There’ll be carol singers dotted around the street’s famous sites, and festive treats like mince pies and gingerbread lattes to feast on.
The whole street will be festooned with lights and Christmas decorations
Christmas on the Cobbles Tours are running on selected dates this month up until 31 December, with tickets setting you back £28 for adults, £25.50 for under 16s, and £80 for families.